This medieval fishing village has become somewhat of an artists’ colony with many art galleries including a local branch of the Tate Gallery. St Ives is a lovely town although it can get crowded in summer.
St Ives railway station lies at the terminus of the branch line from St Erth, where you can change for trains on the Cornish Main Line.
St Ives is also well served by bus with First Kernow buses running to other parts of Cornwall. Useful bus routes include routes A2, 16 and 16A to Penzance; route A3 to Land’s End; route A4 to Newquay (this route only operates during summer) and route T2 to Truro.